Mass shootings typically lead to looser gun laws, not stronger ones

“Recent research finds that this seemingly perverse response — the use of a mass shooting as a justification for looseninggun laws and calling for moreguns — is actually the norm in the United States. One study, published in the Journal of Public Economics in 2020, examined state legislatures’ policy responses in the wake of mass shootings — and found that they were heavily tilted toward lax regulation.”

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